Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has been ruled out of England's friendlies against Republic of Ireland and Brazil.
Tony Pulis' seven-year reign as Stoke manager has come to an end after he and the club agreed to part company by mutual consent.
British number one Andy Murray has withdrawn from next week's French Open after failing to recover from a back injury he sustained at the Rome Masters.
R&A chief executive Peter Dawson admits he does have concerns about possible legal action against the ban on anchored strokes, but believes any law suits would "not be on particularly strong grounds".
West Ham's chances of signing Liverpool striker Andy Carroll on a permanent deal appear to now rest solely with the player after the two clubs reached agreement on a transfer fee.
Audley Harrison has confirmed his return to boxing - less than three weeks after announcing his retirement.